American Sign Language – Minor

Even if you don’t plan to work in a field that requires ASL proficiency, having expertise in this crucial second language can be a significant advantage on your resume. Brush up on your ASL skills while learning more about the deaf community and language acquisition with an ASL minor.

credits required for the American Sign Language minor

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of master's degree can be completed as an undergrad at WOU

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of students who apply to WOU are selected for admission

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Highlights of the program

  • Communicate with members of the deaf community no matter what your career
  • Gain a deeper understanding of an underserved population
  • Hone your communication skills in a way that translates to all levels of work

Example Courses

This minor is a planning tool for prospective students, intended for the current academic year. Once enrolled, WOU students use the online Degree Tracks (DegreeWorks) system to monitor progress toward their college degree.

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  • Each student’s situation is unique and your degree plan may differ from the sample presented here. Meet with your WOU adviser to create your personalized degree plan.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 180 credit hours, including 62 upper-division, in order to earn a degree.

Faculty

TIE BURCHAM

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8324 | burchamt@wou.edu | RWEC 139

KARA GOURNARIS

Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8322 | gournark@wou.edu | RWEC 149

KAI PFAFF

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8322 | pfaffk@wou.edu | RWEC 150

BRENT REDPATH

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-831-8277 | redpathb@wou.edu | RWEC 136

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8322

Email: heidek@wou.edu

Location: RWC 140

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